Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday test fired a longer range Shahab 3 missile, whose range is sufficient to put Israel within reach, Arabic language state channel Al-Alam reported.
The channel said that the missile test fired was a "Shahab 3 with a conventional warhead weighing one tonne and a 2,000 kilometre (1,240 mile) range."
The test firing, which also included the firing of several other missiles, comes at a time of growing tensions over the Iranian nuclear programme, which the West fears could be aimed at making an atomic bomb.
The White House on Wednesday denounced Iran's test of a missile that puts Israel within reach and warned the Islamic republic to abandon its ballistic missile programme immediately.
"Iran's development of ballistic missiles is a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and completely inconsistent with Iran's obligations to the world," said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe.
Source: IC News